Updated 12 Oct 2016

Panasonic

NN-SF574S

Snapshot: The Panasonic NN-SF574S is a standard microwave with 6 power levels, auto cook and auto reheat. How well does it defrost mince and chicken?

NN-SF574S
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$378

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Test results

Overall score
75
Cooking performance
?/10
Cooking broccoli
?/10
Defrosting mince
?/10
Defrosting chicken
?/10
Reheating quiche
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at cooking broccoli.
  • Very good at defrosting mince.
  • Very good at defrosting chicken.
  • OK at reheating quiche.
  • Excellent at melting chocolate on auto menu setting.
  • Digital display is clear.
  • Has flatbed (no turntable) so is easier to clean.

But

  • Extremely poor visibility through door.
  • Firm pressure required to open door.
  • Cracks and crevices around the exterior, mainly around door release button.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Cooking performance (70%)
The cooking performance score is based on defrosting, cooking and reheating.

Ease of use (30%)
The ease of use score assesses ease of using controls, ease of cleaning, and visibility through the door during cooking.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$378

More test results (/10)

Grilling toast
n/a
Scones
n/a
Roast chicken
n/a
Pizza
n/a
Microwave
8.2
Combination
n/a
Grill
n/a
Convection
n/a
Ease of use
5.8

Specifications

Capacity (L)
27
Wattage
1000
External WxHxD (cm)
53 x 33 x 42
Useable internal WxHxD (cm)
36 x 23 x 35
Useable shelf/turntable diameter (cm)
na
Number of power levels
6
Running costs ($/year)
$12
Standby energy costs ($/year)
$4

Features

Sensor cook
×
Sensor reheat
×
Auto cook
Auto reheat
Yes
Grill
×
Quick start
×
Adjust time during cooking
Delayed start
Multi-stage cooking
Standalone timer
Stainless steel exterior
Inverter

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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